National Trust: Installation of wood pellet boilers


re:heat were delighted to be appointed by the National Trust to design and install two new wood pellet boilers into Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire. After a lengthy and very thorough tender process, we were selected as the right partners to deliver the National Trust’s first project under their Renewable Energy Programme in the North of England.

Working alongside our design and installation partners, Mindenwood and Oliver Carter Heating, we installed two 50kW pellet boilers into an existing outbuilding.  Once a new stone chimney stack was constructed to cover the new flues, there are no visible signs from outside that the listed property is now heated with biomass.

During the installation we faced a number of challenges; a tight deadline to undertake the installation before the Hall opened for visitors in the spring, maintaining access to the Hall for staff and volunteers throughout the installation and ensuring that the conservation heat required to preserve the Hall and the artefacts was not interrupted.  We met these challenges head-on and have delivered a project which both the re:heat team and the National Trust can be proud of.